Aero bikes are often the bane of a mechanic’s existence (look at pretty much any new TT bike from the last 10 years) but in the Liv Envie’s case, it is quick and a lot of fun to build. The handlebars, headset and brake calipers were all straightforward and the Di2 wires were easily routed.
It was expected that this Envie would come together easily. And it turned out that workshop time was indeed minimal.
Liv is produced by Giant bikes and so has its production line dialled. Some people get concerned by the amount of ‘hands’ that have touched a bike during production but in the case of the Liv Envie, a ‘the more the merrier’ approach is extremely effective.
(For a full review and ‘build report’, see RIDE #73 p.204)
– Photos and words by Jack Lynch